Oct 30, 2012 12:00pm EDT
we need to share our passion to muse musical education and ask me today around the world musical education is getting -- disappears. >> rose: why is that? >> i think one is economy, prices, and people think let's be more practical, maybe music and art is not really necessary so when they look into the budget when they see music and art they say oh, we can cut that. so this worries me a lot because i don't -- >> rose: because of what culture means to you and what it does for the soul and the psyche. >> it makes our minds in a much more creative way and makes our heart more peaceful. >> is it -- what's the level of appreciation in music in china versus the united states or elsewhere? >> china is a very different situation. chinese kids are crazy about learning musical instruments and in a moment we are -- we have like 90 million people learn instruments. and half of them are playing piano. so every elementary school that i see has a music class so for the future i see there's a huge passion for music. >> rose: why do they want the piano? >> i don't know. maybe piano is simple to pl
Oct 31, 2012 11:00pm PDT
know people are busy. they have a lot of things to worry about. but they need to educate themselveses on this issue because it's not getting fixed. the tragedy of this prior to the crisis, there are a few simple things that could have been done that could have prevented this. we should have raised bank capital requirements, constrained the amount of larg fincialnstitution to use borrowed money to fund themselves. instead regulators were allowing financial institutions to take on more leverege. >> rose: what about glass-steagle. >> the glass-steagle issue is now an issue because of the bailouts and all the consolidation. it wasn't so much a driver of the crisis but it's an issue now. i think this is a real problem and i see insured deposits funding more and more, really high-risk activity, and that high-risk activity may have economic worth but i don't want the government fundingit with insured deposits. >> rose: you want insured deposits only for banks it involved in traditional-- >> lending, derivatives, security tradings, market making should be out of banks-- take deposits, make lo
Nov 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
education and entertainment is going to come from the e space. and i am very, very encouraged. >> but here t goes back to your question, charlie about "newsweek". and it goes back to the question of newspapers. and it goes to the question of books. you always are going to have an economic issue. and the economic issue is how do you support things that are important. >> rose: thank you, thank you, tim, thank you, jane, thank you for joining us. see you nextime. captioning sponsored by rose communications captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org i'm laura linney, and this is masterpiece classic. nurse: lady agnes! i'm going home to eaton place. i'm beryl, the new nursery maid. miss buck is in hospital. i am running the household.
Nov 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
college education-who failed in business-who was an ally of a thoroughly corrupt political machine? well, history has been pretty kind to harry truman, whose post-war leadership put europe back on its feet, and who combined strength and judgment. and was it really likely that an ex-actor, who launched his political career with a speech on behalf of one of the most unsuccessful candidates in history, would win two landslide victories and remain as the single most revered figure in his party? even some liberal historians now give ronald reagan high marks for helping to end the cold war. and it's not as though we know what experience will best serve in the oval office. no one knew the congress better than lyndon johnson. he'd spent his life there. but johnson saw the world through that prism. he could not comprehend, for instance, that north vietnam's leaders did not want a hydroelectric dam-they wanted a country, and would fight for it as long as it took to win. do you look for early clues? franklin roosevelt's relatives were so dismissive of his seriousness that they said, "fdr stands for